self-built cinder cone treehouse perches above a skate bowl and hot tub self-built cinder cone treehouse perches above a skate bowl and hot tub
jun 03, 2015

self-built cinder cone treehouse perches above a skate bowl and hot tub

self-built cinder cone treehouse perches above a skatebowl and hot tub
all images courtesy of foster huntington / the cinder cone

 

 

 

in the spring of 2014, a group of friends led by foster huntington broke ground on a building project in skamania county, washington in the columbia river gorge. the project’s focal point is a multi-platform treehouse, but also includes a skate bowl and a wood fired soaking tub. the crew who worked on ‘the cinder cone’ came from a variety of backgrounds: some were professional carpenters, while others learned on the job, gaining experience along the way.

 

 


the cinder cone
video courtesy of farm league, directed by foster huntington / edited by jess gibson

 

 

 

alongside a short film that documents the process of building his dream home, huntington has been organizing his images, drawings and notes into an instructional photo book – a project that is currently seeking funding on kickstarter.

 

‘over the course of build, I took thousands of photos and kept sketches, models and notes from the design process,’ explains huntington. my goal is to make something that shows the process from dreaming up a seemingly outlandish idea to the final result after thousands of hours of hard work and the moments that happened in between. I hope that the result ignites the imagination of people’s inner kid and gets ideas going for their own projects.’

the cinder cone treehouse skatebowl foster huntington designboom
a walkway leading to the upper treehouse

the cinder cone treehouse skatebowl foster huntington designboom
construction work took around 12 months to complete

the cinder cone treehouse skatebowl foster huntington designboom
the lower treehouse viewed from the upper dwelling

the cinder cone treehouse skatebowl foster huntington designboom
the crew who worked on the project came from a variety of backgrounds

the cinder cone treehouse skatebowl foster huntington designboom
the structures offer views across the picturesque landscape

the cinder cone treehouse skatebowl foster huntington designboom
the treehouses include an electricity supply

the cinder cone treehouse skatebowl foster huntington designboom
sleeping accommodation

the cinder cone treehouse skatebowl foster huntington designboom
a skate bowl has also been constructed as part of the plan

the cinder cone treehouse skatebowl foster huntington designboom
a wood fired soaking tub encourages outdoor bathing

the cinder cone treehouse skatebowl foster huntington designboom
a book documenting the project is now seeking funding on kickstarter

  • Beautiful. Thanks!

    Ron Smith says:
  • brilliant, appreciate the designer and the invester

    mothinathan says:
  • Hope that skate bowl has excellent drainage — or can easily become a swim pool. (See NY Times article on same subject 7 June 15.)

    Mort d'Urban says:
  • wonderful project of enthusiastic people who are not afraid of their dreams!

    Rosanna Murello FreshLab says:
  • Amazing! Though I would have built the hot tub somewhere that would better utilise that beautiful view, especially after a hard days skating.

    Luke Harris says:
  • Wow, this is very cool ! but I ask myself what happens if a flash light crashes into the trees the treehouses are on…it probably would be the sad end of the whole perfect construction

    Virginia says:
  • How about those infamous east winds in the gorge. Particularly the ones the sailboarders call “nuclear winds” that can blow for days.
    We will see how long this thing holds up.

    Jason says:

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